J.D. The first time I heard Turbo (not terbo) I also almost lost faith! I continued to listen to it and some of the songs grew on me, but as a whole it was dissapointing to most of the JP fans. We find things we like in it, but the album as a whole is weak, and well below JP's standards. It stands the test of time more for fans who enjoy pop metal. Point of Entry was a crapshoot for some, but I love it! OK there is one song I would cut out of it if I could, but it still sounds good to me to this day! Turbo is a once a year listen at best to me. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by J.D. DIAMOND from Thursday, December 31, 2009 2:31:44 PM)
J.D. DIAMOND wrote:
Dale,I know that Rob is the most important singers in metal,I've been a true fan since 1981 so I'm guessing I've been a fan much longer than you,so I'm agreeing with you.I just think that the Turbo album is not "heavy". Its "weak" to me.
The songs on Turbo are not quality tracks in my opinion but I get it that lots of people enjoy this album and think these tracks are quality,its all a person's opinion. I have no say as to who should like it or who shouldn't I'm just saying that I can never understand what people like in the album,its soft,weak and embarrassing for me,its way too much over the top commercialism,but to each his own....I'm glad you like it,hows that? lol!
(Quoting Message by Dale T. from Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:25:35 PM)
Dale T. wrote:
Yeah, no offense but who cares about what someone thought 23 years ago? I agree that the Turbo album really had some stuff that was different for Priest but its still heavy all the same. Rob Halford is just incredible on this album and he is one of the most important singers in metal. Judas Preist are the best because of their BIG varation of songs and Turbo is a perfect example of how diverse the Priest discography is.
Ram It Down? True Speed Metal to my ears! Contains the best guiatr solo battle in the history of metal !!
(Quoting Message by J.D. DIAMOND from Wednesday, December 30, 2009 3:34:10 AM)
J.D. DIAMOND wrote:
First off I agree with Jimmy James. Second,you said about Turbo: "This showed Priest's ability to write a good hook, without compromising their sound." But they "did compromise thier sound" Dale,and they compromised it "big time'.
23 years ago when this album was released I even remember back then countless long time fans were totally bummed out because Turbo robbed Priest's volcanic sound and robbed the band of its trademark sound,so I have no clue as to how you think the Turbo album didn't compromise thier sound,its beyond me.If you like the album,thats cool but to say it didn't effect thier original sound and style is ludichrist. The Ram It Down album still wasn't back to Priest's trademark sound but a couple of tracks were headed in the right direction such as the title track Ram It Down and the second track "Heavy Metal".(Quoting Message by Dale T. from Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:49:55 PM)
Dale T. wrote:
This showed Priest's ability to write a good hook, without compromising their sound. Definitely not something you would have heard on the first couple records.This Album WILL go into The Heavy Metal Hall Of Fame,for Best tunes to CRANK while driving around!
(Quoting Message by FreakyMetalHead from Saturday, December 26, 2009 8:54:35 PM)
Edited at: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 3:34:46 AM
Edited at: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:25:53 PM